12 Family Friendly Things To Do This Easter

POSTED ON: 28/03/2018

Easter is here which means that Spring should be just around the corner! Whether we have sunshine or rain, or maybe even snow - there is something for everyone to do Ipswich over the Easter break to keep the family entertained.

We've picked 12 things for you and your family to see and do over the Easter holiday...

1. Visit the Ipswich and You! Exhibition

When? Exhibition ends Sunday 15th April
Where? Ipswich Art Gallery

"Explore the history of Ipswich throughout your IP address! Find out about the history of you and your community through a unique collection of local artefacts and surprising relics from across Ipswich."

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2. Go bowling at the NEW Superbowl UK Ipswich!

When? Anytime!
Where? Superbowl UK, The Buttermarket

"Superbowl UK has officially opened in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre and they have all of the ingredients for a great time! Enjoy bowling, soft play, Ninja Tag, amusements, a bar and a diner – six activities all under one roof!"

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3. Pop into Christchurch or Holywells Park

When? Anytime! (park gates open at 7:00am and close at 7:30pm)
Where? Christchurch Park or Holywells Park

"As spring begins to wake up the trees and flowers, the parks in Ipswich begin to bustle with life and sounds - so why not visit your local park for a relaxing stroll or to let the kids loose in the playgrounds!"

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4. Get creative with Arty Easter Events

When? Twice a day, various dates from Tuesday 3rd April to Thursday 12th April
Where? Ipswich Museum, Ipswich Art Gallery and Christchurch Mansion

"Get stuck into hands-on art activities this Easter! Fuel your little-ones' creativity with a host of crafty things to do from printing to stencilling, portraits to painting."

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5. Visit the river cruise boats at the Open Boat Weekend

When? Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April
Where? Along the Waterfront

"Pop along to Ipswich Waterfront, in front of Old Custom House to take a look on board Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant, Sailing Barge Victor and Orwell Lady. Meet the crews, view the boats and learn some maritime history. There is also a free raffle to win a brunch, lunch or evening cruise!"

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6. Brighten up your day with the Holi Festival of Colour

When? Sunday 8th April
Holywells Park

"Join us as the community comes together to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colour, in Holywells Park. Bring your friends and family together for one of the brightest celebrations Ipswich hosts, and leave covered in a symphony of colours!"

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7. Join in the fun with Sarah and Duck

When? Tuesday 10th April
Where? New Wolsey Theatre

"The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join the characters and a host of your favourite friends as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden."

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8. Spend a day at Ipswich Museum

When? Anytime! Open 10am-5pm  Where? Ipswich Museum, High Street

"Ipswich Museum is real gem! Filled with Victorian collections of animals and natural history objects, local artefacts from Sutton Hoo and ancient Ipswich along with an incredible collection of Ancient Egyptian treasures, fossils and items from across the world. A FREE entry!"

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9. Enjoy Ipswich Regent's Easter Panto

When? Wednesday 11th April, 2pm & 6pm
Where? Ipswich Regent

"Don’t miss another fun-filled Easter pantomime from the same team behind The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood and Peter Pan. With a star cast, impressive music, energetic dance routines as well as plenty of jokes, slapstick and heaps of audience participation!  Our spellbinding pantomime for Easter 2018 tells the story of Beauty who longs for romance and adventure, a bad-mannered Prince who is transformed into a Beast to teach him a lesson and a good Fairy who makes both their dreams come true."

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10. Go on a swashbuckling adventure with Captain Flinn

When? Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 
Where? New Wolsey Theatre

"Will fearless Flinn be able to outwit the pirate dinosaurs? Will Pirate Pearl be brave enough to battle the dangerous dinos and will terrified Tom be back in time for Tea? All aboard for a non-stop action packed theatrical experience with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs!"

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11. Be enchanted by What The Moon Saw at DanceEast

When? Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April, 10:30am and 1:30pm Where? DanceEast

"Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company, What The Moon Saw presents a magical journey through the night! This is a new dance and circus performance for little ones and their families. Alone in the world and scared of the dark, young Jack opens his bedroom curtains to find a familiar friendly face, The Moon. The Moon, shining bright, teaches Jack how to be brave by taking him on an amazing adventure across the world, showing him all that he sees and teaching him all that he knows."

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12. Watch Ian & Oti from Strictly Come Dancing!

When? Sunday 15th April 7pm
Where? Ipswich Regent

"Ian Waite and Oti Mabuse will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity! The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you. Oti is fondly remembered with her celebrity pairing with Danny Mac where they received a perfect score of 40 in the Samba. On the night they will dance a mix of Latin and Ballroom, transporting you away to a place of wonderful moments with fun filled entertainment and a close up history of all things related to their life.  In addition to the performance there are 30 higher-priced tickets for a meet and greet opportunity with Ian and Oti for photos and autographs pre show."

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Click here for the full list of Events and Things To Do over the Easter holiday.



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